(Closed) My venue has another reception right before mine! Need advice!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m having a daytime wedding & there is a wedding following our reception… We have the place from 8:30am – 4pm.

There’s a 30 minute window where they will start cleaning & get organized before you’re even allowed in. In my experience, venues are really pushy when they need to clear out a room. Guests will be out at 4pm & all the morning wedding decorations will be ripped down right after the last guests leaves. As for the food scraps & messy linens: unless you’re getting married at McDonalds, I’m sure the venue will have it cleaned up the second the first wedding ends! Don’t worry!!

Trust your venue. 🙂

And if you’re THAT concerned, ask them about it! 

Post # 4
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Recessionista’s right — the venue is likely very accustomed to double bookings in a day and they know how time sensitive the switchover is.

Make sure your DOC and florist are well aware of the situation. That way they can plan ahead and bring in a few extra hands if they think they’ll be pressed for time in your 4:30-6:00 time slot.

By The Way, I went to a wedding once where the bride was 1.5 hours late. The priest was so pi**ed because there was a second wedding in the church that day. He had no choice but to give them an abbreviated ceremony, which the couple was not happy about, but the second wedding was still able to begin on time because he made sure of it.

The pros know how to make it work.

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